An Introduction to Suqian People’s Hospital
Drum Tower Hospital Group, Nanjing
American medical pioneer Dr. John Wilson Bradley, M.D., Southern Presbyterian Mission to China, established the first Suqian hospital in 1905, which was named SPM Suqian (Sutsien) Ren Ji Hospital, and widely known as the SPM Suqian (Sutsien) General Hospital. On July 10, 2003, the historic medical compound merged with the Drum Tower Hospital Group of Nanjing in an innovative program of medical services and healthcare for the five million urban and rural inhabitants of Greater Suqian Municipality.
On October 28, 2005, in commemoration of the hospital’s heritage, Suqian People’s Hospital celebrated the hospital’s 100th Anniversary. Distinguished guests included American family descendants of the hospital’s first directors and staff members, a host of national and regional guests, and medical staff members from Nanjing and Suqian. The weeklong celebrations included a gala performance by the noted Nanjing Dance Troupe, which was staged at Suqian College Auditorium..
Current Medical Facilities
People's Hospital, Drum Tower Hospital Group of
Nanjing is nationally ranked as a Triple-A (AAA)
Comprehensive Hospital with a medical compound
covering an area of 59,741 square meters, and medical
facilities comprising 64,160 square meters of floor
area. The hospital maintains 700 beds in 22 Wards,
24 clinical departments, 14 diagnostic and therapeutic
departments, plus comprehensive ICU, CCU and RICU,
and a total staff of 786, including 69 senior doctors,
232 medical physicians, and a nursing staff of
317. The hospital is equipped with a variety of
advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment,
including CT, MRI, C-Accelerator, and advance X-Ray
The hospital recently pioneered the first liver transplant programs in northern Jiangsu Province. New programs in kidney transplants remain an additional medical priority, as well as developing programs in oncology, cardiovascular, women’s health, neonatal and pediatric care. In addition, each year the hospital gratefully welcomes Operation Smile, and each year since 2004 operations are provided for 50 clef lip children. Rural healthcare also remains another important mission of the hospital.